There’s just nothing here for the local community
As election day looms ever closer, residents of the Cambuslang East ward have called on councillors to address their concerns.
Many people within Halfway and the surrounding areas would like concrete plans for a new secondary school and questioned the lack of facilities for young people.
Antisocial behaviour is a recurring problem according to residents while attracting passing trade to the area remains an item which sits high on their agenda.
Anne Goodwin, 70, from Halfway, said:“Obviously we are not happy about the houses being built at Gilbertfield.
“Halfway is bad for the doctors and dentists, I think there is only one doctor in Halfway and it’s really busy.
“The schools are overrun but there doesn’t seem to be much done about it.
“The antisocial behaviour is a concern and the dog dirt too. They just let their dogs do their business on the street up on Lightburn Road and the kids parks are covered in it. They need more wardens out because kids are stepping in it.”
Lawrence Hendry, 65, of Langcroft Drive, wanted the area at Glen Street to be cleaned up.
He said:“We’ve contacted the council but we’ve had next to no response.
“It’s an eyesore and there’s young people drinking there every night. The fence is falling down and nobody is doing anything about it. This is something I’d like them to look into.”
Sheena McCallum from Drumsagard said: “Councillors should try and attract people to the town. There’s nothing here for people in Halfway or Cambuslang.”
She added:“The youths are standing right outside the shops when you are going to get your bits and bobs. It puts you off going in.”
Francis Trainer from Halfway, said:“I’d like them to change a lot.
“The [council] houses should be better on the inside.
“There should be more amenities in Halfway. There’s three pubs and about a dozen places to get a bite to eat.
“They should be doing more to encourage business here and boost employment for the area.”
A childminder from Halfway, who did not wish to be named, said:“We don’t have enough nursery schools. There’s also talk of building more homes here but there’s no talk of a secondary school. We badly need one.”
When we asked Damien Curley, owner of W&J Curley butchers, what he would like councillors to tackle, he said:“The lack of parking. There is not a lot and they are sending up the wardens. That would bring more passing trade through.”
Another Halfway resident said:“I’d just like them to keep it clean and tidy. Keep the bins tidy and just regular maintenance of the main street.”
Nothing to do Sheena McCallum
Eyesore Lawrence Hendry
Parking Damien Curley